Gigabyte AORUS WATERFORCE X II 360 ICE All-in-One CPU Cooler Review

Today, we will be taking a look at the Gigabyte AORUS WATERFORCE X II 360 ICE. This AIO CPU cooler designed for both Intel and AMD motheroards with various socket types.

It features a large CPU water block with LCD Edge View. It’s a fully customizable LCD display for monitoring clock frequencies, utilization, temperatures, fan and pump speeds.

There are 5 modes of animation and 40MB of integrated storage, which means you can personalize it with your own text/GIF/JPEG or MP4 files. The display can rotated 360 degrees via software.

The cooler has a 8% larger pump that offers a 44% increase in flow rate, while the contact surface area is increased by 3%.

It comes with 3 ARGB cooling fans featuring Gigabyte’s EZ-Chain Mag design, that allows for a fast and easy installtion via a daisy chain setup. No more wires means less clutter. The new fan blade design helps to increase airflow at 72 CFM with a maximum noise level of only 37.5 dBA.

The whole setup can be synchronized with other AORUS devices using the GIGABYTE Control Center.


I would like to thank Gigabyte for providing the review sample. This is a snippet from what Gigabyte has to say about themselves on their website:

A global leader in the PC industry, GIGABYTE offers a comprehensive product lineup that aims to “Upgrade Your Life.” With expertise encompassing consumer, business, gaming, and cloud systems, GIGABYTE uses research and innovation to consistently meet user needs. GIGABYTE is renowned for award-winning products including motherboards, graphics cards, laptops, mini PCs, and other PC components and accessories, and has revolutionized the PC industry with patented DualBIOS™ and Ultra Durable™ technologies. As an expert in PC technology, GIGABYTE is poised to extend our scope in business servers and cloud systems with hardware and software solutions that integrate AI and AloT applications to develop the ideal infrastructure for future prospects in 5G.


That which resonates with your life

“Upgrade Your Life” is the core essence in everything we do at GIGABYTE. We believe only technology made for you will speak to you. With a keen understanding of your needs, we have raised industry standards with game-changing DualBIOS™ technology; our patented Ultra Durable™ motherboards are designed to last and outlast, and our superior Windforce Stack 3x Cooling System exceeds all expectations.

We break new ground. We also continuously provide reliable cloud infrastructure to help businesses optimize their operations as well as to advance development and expansion in the digital realm. By combining innovation and practicality, GIGABYTE wields the technology of the future to improve your life today.


When ideas manifest into reality

We have your bases covered, starting with the motherboard. With an established reputation for trusted quality, we pushed forward with graphics cards, laptops, and mini PCs, and corporations worldwide depend on us for reliable server solutions. We have set the foundations for future forays into machine learning (AI) and deep learning. Most of all, we have always been there innovating products that will spark your creativity. From the adrenaline-pumping AORUS eSport line for enthused gamers, to cutting-edge AERO laptops for inspired artists and creators, or portable yet powerful BRIX mini PCs, with your perspective in mind, we crafted technologies that have more realistic usability to make the future both achievable and approachable.


Foretelling your future in tech

Visualize this: Shaking your phone connects you to cloud. Your city is on a 5G network integrating medical, transportation, and power services. Even your appliances are online, working to make your life easier. AI guarantees that you always have personalized entertainment options. Blockchain has reshaped the financial world, and medical marvels take place daily with the help of VR. What you’re visualizing is already approaching reality, and the world will soon rush to keep up. Now is the time to Upgrade Your Life. Our vast product range can meet your personal, business, and computing needs and prepare you for future trends and developments. Using technology, we can achieve anything we visualize, and beyond.


In harmony with the natural world

We are eager to achieve the harmony between technology and sustainability. With the faith, we transformed the roof of Headquarters into a sustainable eco-roof with more than 400 species of plants and animals inhabited in order to reach the balance between work, life and leisure. In 2017, in response to the international Trillion Tree Campaign, we launched “Make Earth Green Again” and called on the society to plant trees. We also developed and applied the world’s first pure rice husk eco-package, which not only became a sustainability milestone in technology industry, but also won international awards such as iF, Red Dot and Good Design. As a gardener of technology and sustainability, we believe that every action is a seed of anticipation and will thrive into a better future.

We’ll be testing the Gigabyte AORUS WATERFORCE X II 360 ICE AIO Cooler with Intel’s latest 14th Gen Core i9-14900K (which has a pretty high default TDP of 125W and a Turbo Boost TDP of 253+W), mounted on a Gigabyte Z790 AROUS Elite X WiFi 7 motherboard. We’ll also be using 32GB of Corsair Dominator Titanium DDR5-7200, and a GeForce RTX graphics card.

Let’s dive straight in and start by taking a look at the specifications on the next page. You can buy the Gigabyte AORUS WATERFORCE X II 360 ICE AIO Cooler for USD $199 from Amazon –


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